I realized this weekend when I was trapped in my house sick that I am 100% a Boredom Eater. I think that was the bulk of my problem when I was 250 pounds. I would spend too much time on the couch, watching TV, bored…and what else is there to do when bored but eat? Being sick this weekend was the first time in a long time that I had nothing to do. I wasn’t working out, I wasn’t seeing friends, I wasn’t doing things with Michael. It makes so much sense! Thank goodness I didn’t give into those boredom snacking over the weekend. It was quite the eye opener.
QUESTION: Are you a boredom eater? How do you prevent it?
Last night I went back to the gym after 7 days off. Damn did I lose a little bit in those 7 days. If you remember, last time I worked out I was happy to have to increase the weights on the machines. Yeah…7 days of no weight lifting has me right back where I started.
I worked extra hard on the hip strengthening exercises.
I also did my Return to Running Program: Week 3. Week 3 and Week 4 means jogging — no walking — for 1.5 miles!
Distance: 1.5 miles
Calories Burned: 198
Total Calories Burned: 561
When I got home, Michael had dinner ready (he’s the best). Annie’s Organic Mac n’ Cheese…but fixed up. He did a roux with white cheddar to jazz up the cheese sauce (like usual) and chopped up a hot dog. But this time? He did something even more awesome.
You must try it. It was so fantastic. In case you were wondering, I still count my calories every day. I use the iPhone App called “My Fitness Pal.” After I entered all my food and exercise for the day, I finalized it and got this message:
Not too shabby. And I love seeing where things add up. I definitely go over my sugar target each day. Part of that is the fruit that I eat for snacks. The app is really easy to use and it keeps me in check. It’s second nature now.
QUESTION: How do you track your food?